Asima (lovingly called as Sima) is a 14-year-old girl studying in class 8 in Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Dharmavihar,Bhubaneswar. She is suffering from AML M1(Acute Myeloid Leukaemia M1).
AML is a type of acute leukaemia or blood cancer. As per her treating hematologist Dr. Prabodh Ku. Das, it is unusual in her age group and she comes under intermediate risk category. Her Bone Marrow is producing an abnormal type and amount of WBCs (blast cells or cancer cells) resulting in significant decrease in RBC, Platelet and normal WBCs. Thereis a potential risk to her life at any moment.
There is a standard treatment regimen for it, i.e. four cycles of 7+3 induction chemo therapy followed by allogenic stem cell transplantation. Her treatment is going on at SUM HOSPITAL, BHUBANESWAR & the cost of treatment is estimated to be around 10 - 12 lakhs.
She is my younger sister, a simple, lovely girl dreaming to become a fashion designer in future, but now we can't even assure her whether she is able to continue her schooling. We belong to a middle class family. It is very difficult for us to arrange such a big amount in a short period of time. We need your support. Your small help can bring her the best gift for her birthday on 30th July," Her Life".